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I am trying to install the usb adb drivers. I turned the debugging mode on in the settings of my phone, connected to the PC. I click update drivers and manually selected the folder where the drivers are placed. For some reason the drivers installation fails and Windows gives the following error. Kindly guide me what is going on and how can I solve this issue? I am on windows 7

Drivers Installation error

Driver Installation Error
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Try generic usb drivers, as koush adb drivers. That helped – joaquin Jan 6 '15 at 3:55

If it is showing the Android Composite ADB Interface, then the driver should already be installed.

What happens if you type the below in the window's command prompt? It should show your device and serial number (assuming the phone is hooked up with USB Debugging enabled, and you are either running adb from the directory it is located in, or it is located within window's preset PATH variable).

adb devices

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No it is not installed because windows automatically installed these drivers I don't know from where. So When I uninstall them and click update drivers and manually browse to the folder where the drivers are present, it still gives me errors. I have updated the question – TechGeek Apr 5 '13 at 18:48
Windows says, adb is not recognized as internal or external command – TechGeek Apr 5 '13 at 19:09
what should I do now? – TechGeek Apr 5 '13 at 19:21
You need to have adb on your computer (you can get standalone packages or install the Android SDK). Most likely, you won't have the location setup in your path, so you would have to manually navigate to the directory where adb is installed with the command line. And the drivers shouldn't need to be uninstalled/reinstalled if the computer already properly recognizes the device (which it seems it does). – bassmadrigal Apr 6 '13 at 10:59

Without having the Android SDK/Android Development tools(ADT) environment it would be useless to have the ADB USB driver as matter of the fact that the ADB USB drivers are used to connect to Android Devices only through the ADB interface for development/debugging/root purpose .

So as @bass has rightly said about the Android SDK you need to have it installed from this Android developer site.

After you download the SDK you need to install the USB packages from the SDK manager(if you are connecting nexus)/from the OEM site(clueless about which Make or device number you are trying to connect and different OEM have their own Debug driver's) for the Debug USB Drivers.

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Try "Search Automatically for updated driver software" instead of browsing manually. This will check for your connected phone driver online!

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Download ADB drivers from here. Extract somewhere. Now, go to Device Manager and select your ADB device. Update Driver Software > Search your Computer > Browse to the folder you extracted and let it install.

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That sounds like the steps the questioner already took to get to the error they saw. – Dan Hulme May 23 at 8:29
Not sure though if he downloaded the same package as the link above. I had problems with different packages on ADB before. – user1928108 May 24 at 10:48
Downloading drivers from a random Mediafire share is certainly a good way to have problems. It's better to stick with an official source, or failing that, a trusted third party such as Koush's drivers. – Dan Hulme May 24 at 12:23

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